Monday started out with Wendy having a phone interview on the job in South Dakota. More just formalities of being a paid worker. It was with Lance our supervisor from last year. Things seem to be laid out well with what Wendy wants as hours and same days off and what he expects.
So done with that we headed out and off to Tucson. Our multiple destinations all located close by one another on the west side of Tucson.
First was the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, this museum is ranked one of the top 10 museums in the world. It differs from most museums as its contents are outdoors and alive.
It is like going to the zoo and a botanical garden together. It is home to over 1,200 species of plants and 56,000 individual specimens from the Sonora Desert region.
The zoo is blended in all this featuring a hummingbird aviary, the local coati, and javelina.
We began in the visitor center where we watched a short video on the importance of protecting the giant cacti. Wendy was happy logging another stamp in her book.There are numerous hiking trails and a unpaved 5 mile scenic drive. We took the scenic drive jumping out numerous times for pics. Saguaros are unbelievable, just thinking how long they have been here growing to these great heights. The arms begin to grow at about 60 years old.